Family caregivers and their loved ones win as Governor Sandoval signs the CARE Act into law

Posted on 05/6/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving More than 500,000 Nevada family caregivers and their loved ones will get some much needed help, as the bill known as the CARE Act (SB177) was signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval today – Wednesday, May 6. The new law strengthens communication between hospitals and family caregivers, ensuring a designated caregiver is notified when a loved one is discharged or transferred, and receives instruction on any after-care required at home – such as managing prescriptions or dressing wounds. The …

Join us for free screenings of “Still Alice” in Reno and Las Vegas

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Uncategorized In connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers initiative, you’re invited to watch a free screening of the Oscar-winning film Still Alice and learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. Still Alice stars Julianne Moore in her Academy Award-winning portrayal of Alice Howland, a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When this mother of three grown children receives a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. AARP Nevada and AARP …

Paint, sip and get to know AARP at painting parties in southern and northern Nevada

Posted on 05/4/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events You’re invited to unleash your inner artist and get to know AARP Nevada at painting parties this summer in the Las Vegas Valley (July 15 at Wine & Canvas, Henderson) and Reno (July 21 at Picasso & Wine). Socialize and create your own masterpiece under the guidance of a local artist – no previous experience (or artistic talent) is required!  AARP members and guests receive special discounted admission of $15, which includes all painting supplies and a light meal.  Beverages …

Help family caregivers on your team with a free workshop

Posted on 05/2/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Local Resources More than 500,000 Nevadans are family caregivers.  So if you’re a business owner or manager, chances are you have some on your team. They care for an older parent, spouse or other loved one – helping them with transportation, errands and medical tasks to help them live independently at home. This can mean extra stress, time away from work, and impacts to their own health. AARP Nevada offers a free 20 to 30 minute workshop that can help the family …

Aces Fans, Come Meet AARP at the Ballpark

Posted on 05/2/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Discount admission to the ballpark awaits baseball fans age 50-plus in northern Nevada. The Reno Aces—a minor league team affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks—are offering buy-one-get-one-free tickets to AARP members at five home games, as the Aces take on El Paso, May 13; Tacoma, June 17 and July 8; Albuquerque, July 22; and Nashville, Aug. 26. AARP volunteers will staff a table in the concourse at each game, offering giveaways and information about issues important to Nevadans 50-plus, such as …

Learn to love Facebook and Twitter with hands-on social media classes

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events Are your family and friends on Facebook, while you’re still wondering what’s in it for you?  Or if you already use Facebook, do you worry about privacy on the social network? Hate sifting through irrelevant or annoying posts to find what you’re looking for? Do you want to learn about getting started on Twitter, and how it can help you follow breaking news, “jump the line” for customer service, cheer on your team, comment during a TV show you like, …